Ringing in the ears is a symptom of tinnitus
Tinnitus is a condition which is sometimes related to hearing loss. But it can have many causes, including exposure to loud noise, ageing, ear infections, and injury. Ringing in the ears is a symptom of tinnitus, and it's a result of your brain trying to compensate for the loss of hair cells in your ear. Tinnitus can also be experienced as a hissing, roaring, or buzzing sound.
Tinnitus affects about 13% of the UK population. For some people, it can have a severe impact on their daily life, and it can cause anxiety, stress, anger, and sleep problems.
Our brief online tinnitus test can help you understand whether you have tinnitus symptoms (such as ringing in the ears) and/or hearing loss. The two conditions are often experienced at the same time.